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Goodall, Backhouse and Co

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July 1887.
January 1899.
1910.
1910.
1927. Yorkshire Relish.
January 1929. Yorkshire Relish.
1929.
June 1932.
May 1935.
September 1940.
November 1942.
July 1945.
April 1946. Water Glass.

Manufacturing Chemists of Leeds

Goodall, Backhouse was established in 1837, in Leeds, as Bell and Brooke, producing a range of products, including baking powder, mushroom ketchup, ginger beer powder and what the company described as its “celebrated Yorkshire Relish”.

1858 Changed name to present style.

The success achieved by the company in building up the brand name meant that in the 1890s the company was prepared to take a rival sauce manufacturer to court to protect its brand. Holbrook and Co had started to produce a sauce that it also called Yorkshire Relish, but this was not to last, as eventually the House of Lords ruled that only Goodall, Backhouse was entitled to use the term Yorkshire Relish. This case presents an example of how bottles were playing a role in brand development and maintenance.

1914 Wholesale druggists. Specialities: Yorkshire relish, household specialities. Employees 350. [1]

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Yorkshire Relish, Goodall's Jelly Squares, Goodall's Jelly Crystals, Goodall's Egg, Baking and Custard Powders, Goodall's Salad Cream, Salad Oils, Essences, Spices, Seidlitz Powders, etc. (Stand No. B.71) [2]

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Birmingham Archaeology